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Please be careful how you portray Japan.

Yo guys.

I know how dire and serious the situation is in Japan and how our hearts reach out to him in his hour of need.

Since we are artists, we express our concern and love by artworks.

But then we must also take care not to offend others by the art we post just because we feel like it. It's like abusing our freedom when we should in fact, be taking massive responsibility for every stroke of our brush and every artwork we release.

Pixiv.net has released a code of conduct post concerning Hetalia fan arts about Japan.


Take the time to read it. We, as Hetalia fans, must be careful and responsible about how we portray the characters. We must not be reckless and do things out of whim. If you mean well, then make sure your art expresses it properly.

We are all brothers and sisters in the fandom. And we wouldn't want such bad things said about our fellow fans, Himaruya-san and everyone who is connected to Hetalia.

Also, lastly and most importantly, we must consider the feelings of those who are affected by the disaster, which is a very grave situation. We must keep in mind that we have the responsibility to make people aware, to uplift their spirits and support them in any way we can.



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Mar. 14th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Hey, the engrish was a bit vague to understand so I'm asking you as a friend. Do you think this picture would be considered all right?
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Mar. 18th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)

I think this artwork was made before the announcement. So the artist meant no ill-will and it was also done exceptionally with its heart in the right place.^^

The only part that is in the rules is the one about the blood. That's about it.

I think it's alright actually.:T But I think Pixiv was opting for more positive and hopeful artworks.^^
Apr. 13th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.

Apr. 13th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for understanding.^^
Apr. 15th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 17th, 2011 08:55 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I'm so glad to be of help.^^
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